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Farmacy SB Guide to Cannabinoids: THC

Welcome to the 3rd post in our Farmacy SB series on cannabinoids, where we give you everything you need to know about what these powerful natural compounds are, how they work, and how they provide amazing benefits to your body and mind.

This week, we’re focusing on one of our favorite cannabinoids—CBD. Let’s start with the basics.

What is CBD?

CBD is a cannabinoid that occurs naturally in cannabis plants. Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that act much like similar compounds found in our body (which are known as endocannabinoids), and bind with receptors in the nervous system to produce a range of benefits and effects.

In simple terms, CBD and other cannabinoids provide concentrated doses of substances that already occur in your body— like taking a multivitamin boosts natural vitamin levels.

Does CBD get you high?

In our exploration of the cannabinoid THC we discussed how and why THC results in the euphoric high for which it’s famous. But does CBD result in the same high?

CBD generally has none of the psychoactive components of THC, and as a result, doesn’t cause a ‘high’ sensation when used. It’s used almost exclusively for its wellness and health benefits, including as a treatment for seizures, general pain, inflammation, nausea, migraines, anxiety, and depression.

Glass House Farms Jelly Fish - CBD Flower

Jellyfish is a Glass House Farms proprietary that has been meticulously cultivated to have over 99% CBD and less than 1% Learn More About Glass House Farms

What are the physical benefits of CBD?

CBD is beginning to be better understood thanks to a wide range of scientific studies and research by leading health organizations. It’s been found to offer a range of physical health benefits, and we love hearing from our customers about the many ways our CBD-based products have helped them with their health and wellness goals. 

Here are some of the most common ways CBD can improve physical health.

Seizure Suppression
Seizure suppression is actually the most studied benefit of CBD, with multiple studies confirming that CBD can be a powerful tool in helping reduce seizures in both frequency and severity.

Reduced Nausea
Reduction in nausea and vomiting is also a powerful potential benefit of CBD, particularly for some cancer patients and others who have underlying conditions that lead to nausea.

Pain Management
There is a great deal of research to suggest that CBD can be effective in managing pain, and many of our customers tell us that CBD products have worked wonders for helping reduce pain— especially nerve & muscle-related pain.

Potential Benefits for Cancer Treatment
While research is very early in confirming links, early results suggest that CBD might have some benefits in reducing tumors and treating cancers. While we can’t definitely recommend CBD for this purpose until more research is conducted, it’s a promising development that we’ll be following closely in the coming months.

Reduced Inflammation
Chronic inflammation can not only cause pain and discomfort but also a range of risks for more serious diseases. THC can decrease the production of some of the chemicals that lead to inflammation.

What are the mental health benefits of CBD?

In addition to helping treat physical ailments, CBD is also a powerful tool for treating mental health issues as well. It’s been shown to be very effective for everything from reducing anxiety and the symptoms of depression to helping reduce psychosis and poor sleep habits. 

If you’re curious about how CBD can help with your specific wellness needs and goals, you can talk to a Farmacy SB expert directly at 805-880-1207.

What are the mental health benefits of CBD?

CBD is found in a wide range of products and can be ingested in several different ways. CBD is often consumed in the form of tinctures, oils, concentrates, or edibles. 
You can easily identify how much CBD a product contains by checking out the product description on the packaging or its listing on our online menu. It should be noted that many products contain a blend of CBD and THC, providing the effects of both in specific combinations.

Want to learn more? Talk to one of our Farmacy SB experts or browse our menu online for CBD products.

Next week, we’ll be discussing some of the lesser-known but powerful cannabinoids found in cannabis.

Until next time!

-Your Farmacy SB team.

Stay Strong Santa Barbara. We’re Here For You.

Some of the fine CBD products we’re curating at The Farmacy.

Mama Sue - CBD Tinctures

Mama Sue – CBD Tinctures
These carefully crafted tinctures use CBD in precise dosages to offer a range of benefits to the endocannabinoid system.

Jellyfish - Glass House Farms

Jellyfish – Glass House Farms
Jellyfish is a Glass House Farms proprietary that has been meticulously cultivated to have over 99% CBD and less than 1%. Jelly Fish is also now available in pre-roll packs.

Jetty Extracts - Session 3:1 Cartridge

Jetty Extracts – Session 3:1 Cartridge
The Session 3:1 CBD:THC cartridge has a sour nutty flavor and delivers a calm and spacey high and is great for aches and pains.

Kin Slips - Shut Eye Sublingual Strips

Camino – Freshly Squeezed 
Top-shelf gummies featuring a restorative blend of CBD and calming terpenes with ginseng and milk thistle.

Kin Slips - Shut Eye Sublingual Strips

Lagunitas 5:5
This IPA-inspired beverage is made using everything Lagunitas knows about hops and cannabis and features a delightfully balanced blend of CBD and THC.